Faculty/Lecturer Directory


Vlada Blinova

FSO/Lecturer/Collections Mgr

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences

Human Ecology

About Me

Major Responsibilities: 

Teaching undergraduate courses in apparel design 

Administrative management of the Clothing and Textiles Collection 

Selected Curated Exhibitions: 

  • Blinova, V., van der Veen, K., “The Art of Kimono”. An exhibition of kimono and accessories from the Clothing and Textiles Collection, 2009 
  • Blinova, V., “Q-The Quilted Compilation. Pieced perception”. An Exhibition of Log Cabin quilts from the Rosenberg Quilt Collection, 2008 
  • Blinova, V., Petrov, J.,”Colours on Cloth”. An exhibition of printed African textiles from the Clothing and Textiles Collection, 2008 
  • Blinova, V., “Fashion in Bloom”. An exhibition of dress designs by HECOL students, 2007 
  • Sekandi, M., Blinova, V., “Connecting Communities with Bark Cloth”. An exhibition of the textiles and textile making tools from the Clothing and Textiles Collection, 2006 


Research Interests: 

  • Cross-cultural textiles – materials and techniques 
  • Sources of inspiration in design 
  • Socio-cultural influences on textile design 
  • Body shaping devices in fashion 
  • Utilization of non-traditional materials in contemporary textile making and clothing design 
  • Specialized apparel and functional design